BRING BACK FOOD EDUCATION
Jamie Oliver’s foundations are based in the UK and the USA, working globally with our partner foundation in Australia, to bring the power of food skills to life. In a nutshell, we believe that food skills are among the most valuable things you can ever learn. Every child should learn about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies. And everyone should be able to learn lost or forgotten food skills whether at home, at school, at work or in the community. While the main aim of Food Revolution Day is to raise awareness on behalf of Jamie’s foundations and partners, for those that can and do fundraise, 100% of net funds raised through Food Revolution Day go to food-education projects. For more information, see our promise below.
WHERE THE FUNDS WENT IN 2012
Through the support and efforts of our partners, supporters and collaborators Food Revolution Day 2013 raised over $390K taking us a big step closer to achieving our ultimate goal: to improve lives through keeping cooking skills alive - thank you!
In the UK £63K is supporting Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s (UK) food education programmes including our work in schools and communities where our teaching materials bring food knowledge and cooking skills to life for thousands of individuals every month; and the Fifteen Apprentice programme which is in its eleventh year training disengaged young people for careers as chefs. In the USA $220K is enabling the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (USA) to give more after-school clubs and schools the opportunity to integrate the Learn Your Fruits & Vegetables Program into their educational programming. In Australia, $45K (AUD) is supporting Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia, helping to fund the delivery of free cooking lessons across their 4 kitchens through the work of The Good Foundation.
A special thanks to Prizeo for hosting the Food Revolution Day competition raising over $166K for Jamie’s UK charity, USA non-profit and partner foundation in Australia, and to Whole Foods Northern California for dedicating their April 2013 5% day to Food Revolution Day, raising over $166K for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (USA). We’re also delighted that through Food Revolution Day 2013 over $34K was raised by local charities and non-profits for their own food education initiatives in 3 different continents.
THE WORK OF THE FOUNDATION
100% of Food Revolution Day 2012 funds went directly to food education projects in the UK, USA and Australia. In the UK, 1,000 students in 25 schools are taking part in the Food Education Box programme launched with Abel & Cole. In the USA, 9,000 kids took part in the Learn Your Fruits & Vegetables Program at Boys and Girls Clubs thanks to funds raised through Food Revolution Day 2012, and in Australia, funds went towards the continued expansion of Jamie's Ministry of Food nationwide. There are now two teaching centres and two mobile kitchens in operation in Queensland and Victoria. Find out more here.
100% of net funds raised for Jamie’s charities, after deduction of third party transaction charges, go to food-education projects in the UK, US and Australia. For more information on how funds raised through Food Revolution Day will impact local communities, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch here.DONATE